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Tulsa Race Massacre

Tulsa Burning

From 1905 - May 31, 1921, Tulsa's Greenwood District was a thriving, affluent Black neighborhood. By the morning of June 1, 1921, it lay in ashes and rubble, having been burned to the ground by a white mob.
Included in this guide are books and materials available at the Phillips Library, as well as online resources and exhibits that provide an in-depth look at the events of the Tulsa Race Massacre, the history of the Greenwood District, and the Black experience in Tulsa and Oklahoma.
Picture of a destroyed Greenwood, titled "Panorama of the ruined area" from Mary E. Jones Parrish's  book "Events of the Tulsa Disaster"
--- "Panorama of the ruined area" - Events of the Tulsa Disaster by Mary E. Jones Parrish, 1922.